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Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most

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Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by Soldier Blue Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:07 pm

For me: action RPG all the way, and I consider myself an expert on them. I love the fast pace of combat more than anything and I generally avoid turn based RPGS. What about you guys?

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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by ElkinFencer10 Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:34 pm

I've got a huge hard on for SRPGs, so that's what I said, but it's REALLY close for me between that and a traditional JRPG.
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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:15 pm

Action. In these last few years my attention has shifted from standard turn-based JRPGs to action-RPGs. Retro ARPGs are generally nice and short and rarely seem to be as grind-heavy. Also: Ys Book I & II.
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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by strangenova Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:46 pm

I picked action rpg, I used to be a big fan of traditional and stategy rpgs but now I have less time for gaming and I don't want to grind or spend alot of time planning out one battle. I really find myself just enjoying other games with lite rpg elements.
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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by Sarge Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:24 pm

This is tough. Mainly because I like both turn-based and action-RPGs. I mean, my favorite RPG of all time (Chrono Trigger) is turn-based, as is my favorite series (Dragon Quest). But more and more, I find myself appreciating the more visceral nature of action-RPGs.

I think I'm just going to push on this one.
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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by PartridgeSenpai Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:07 pm

This is something I've been thinking of a lot lately. I can enjoy JRPG's and SRPG's, but the level of agency you feel just smashing in a bad-guy's face in an ARPG is just so satisfying, and it makes grinding so much easier.

To be honest though, some of the most fun I've had has been in alternative-RPG's, those which really mess with the formula. I loved the hell out of Riviera, and am currently really enjoying Baten Kaitos. Both of which I'd say are definitely RPG's, but those that don't really fit into traditional sub-genres.

On a side note, I'm also really looking forward to when Knights in the Nightmare and Emerald Dragon get here in the mail. More alt-RPG fun :mrgreen:
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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by Ack Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:23 pm

I can't decide. I have played a variety of all four, but I guess the more I play WRPGs, the more they impress me.
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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by Xeogred Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:00 pm

It just depends. I'm one of the grumpy guys that has been yelling for the last two gens that turn based console JRPG's aren't dead, and I wish they were still coming out. I'm always up for a good turn based JRPG.

In the end though I probably lean more towards the action side of things, with games like Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, and more recently, the Souls series, all being absolutely perfect in terms of gameplay to me. Doesn't get more fun than this stuff.

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Roguelike, assuming like Diablo or whatever, are fun for about a week or two to me. Then I get bored and regret I played them.

I've played some great strategy/tactical games that I love, like the Arc the Lad series, Tactics Ogre, Shining Force, and so on, but it takes a lot of willpower for me to approach this side of the genre. They are always huge singular time sinks, as in the battles are always going to take pretty long. In comparison ARPG's and traditional turn based feel a little more casual and are things you can put down a bit easier, usually.
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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by Exhuminator Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:21 pm

It's kind of a 50/50 split with me with action-RPG/traditional-turn based. I love both, and both have their own strengths and weaknesses. I think at this time in my life though, action-RPG probably has the edge right now. Mainly due to having less time to play games and action-RPGs are over quicker than turn-based (generally speaking) RPGs.
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Re: Which RPG sub-genre do you enjoy the most?

by MrPopo Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:29 pm

The more math I can throw at an RPG, the better. So SRPG and traditional RPG tend to be my favorites. Action has too much "manual dexterity" involved.
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